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UK libraries in the news | 7 Dec 2017

 

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UK Libraries in the news | 6 Dec 2017

Revamp of Walsall Central Library to create a ‘hub’,

Question mark over 14 smaller Shropshire libraries as future of only 7 ‘tier 1’ libraries appears safe. Decision deferred to new year,

National Literacy Trust finds 1 in 8 children from disadvantaged backgrounds do not own a book,

Derbyshire’s School Library Service could be axed, 

And, our South Tyneside libraries may have been ‘saved’ by community groups….

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UK libraries in the news | 5 Dec 2017

Fight for libraries taken to Theresa May,

Drop-in sessions to be followed by a consultation on libraries in Staffordshire,

PIRLS rankings results, 

Library protest in East Sussex, 

Fear that budget cuts in Bradford could affect funding for community-run libraries,

Libraries Unlimited is the preferred bidder to run Torbay libraries, 

Nottingham library may make way for new complex, to include a library alongside shops, offices, homes and police contact point,

Contributions from developers for enhancing library provision and other facilities may be sought in Derby,

And, will opening hours in West Dunbartonshire libraries be cut by a third?

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UK libraries in the news | 4 Dec 2017

Just 18% of people use Dudley libraries,

Warrington libraries ‘saved’ – proposals for each library detailed, 

Call for volunteers in Lancashire, 

Plans for new library in Paisley unveiled, 

And bookshop staff pen letter to PM on the danger facing public libraries and the country’s literacy levels….

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UK libraries in the news | 1 Dec 2017

Shirley Burnham on Old Town Library passing from council to parish council,

The plight of school libraries, with focus on Norfolk,

Campaigners protest proposed library cuts in East Sussex,

New library to replace old is to open in Merton, 

Campaign group HOWLs oppose Powys CC’s plan to move Hay Library into a school,

Barnet campaigners slam monies spent on security for closed libraries,

GLL tasked with running Dudley’s libraries, improving service, cutting costs and generating income…

Co-location plans in Staffordshire & Hackney, 

And three-tier system proposed for Shropshire libraries….

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UK libraries in the news | 30 Nov 2017

Bradford libraries due to take brunt of council cuts,

 December date set for ten libraries in Bury to close,

Planned co-location in Pembrokeshire resisted as it will impact on available space in Leisure Centre,

Philip Pullman condemns ministers’ inaction regarding decline in school libraries,

Call in fails to stop Bath Library co-location but successful in requiring Bath & NE Somerset to evaluate appetite for volunteers to take on the running of libraries, 

Lancashire announce date for re-opening of Oswaldtwistle Library… 

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UK libraries in the news | 29 Nov 2017

Outrage at plans to close 28 of Northamptonshire’s libraries: decision deferred to take into consideration future funding from central government, 

Ten Bury libraries earmarked for closure in late December,

Trouble with Warrington Livewire contract as procurement process ruled as flawed,

And Carnegie Trust leaders quit over Lambeth’s library dealings…. 

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UK Libraries in the news | 28 Nov 2017

Includes,

Roundtable discussion on the future of libraries highlights savage cuts,

A step closer to Judicial Review for Darlington’s Crown Street Library,

28 of  Northamptonshire’s 36 libraries could close,

Plans to relocate a library to community centre in South Gloucestershire,

Another library reopens in Lancashire,

Initial drawings for a Suffolk library being built as part of a development are released,

A library in Bexley closes while work to co-locate the post office is undertaken,

Sutton Coldfield library closes for three months for works to make modifications to make space available to let,

New funding deal for Suffolk libraries,

And West Norwood Library is being relocated, downsized and will incorporate a cinema….

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